Project Members


Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (Principal Investigator, Project Director)

559939_10152040369142993_1041574583_n copyMeaghan is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Program at Athabasca University; Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary; and Fellow of the Latin American Research Centre, University of Calgary. She received her BA Honours in Archaeology from the University of Calgary (2003); an MA with Distinction in Artefact Studies from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (2004); and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Calgary (2013). Meaghan’s research focuses on the built environment and production studies of material culture in Mesoamerica. She investigates how individuals, households, and communities negotiated their positions in locally and regionally defined socio-political and economic institutions, and the impact of such negotiations on overall processes of ancient settlement and urban/urban-like development.

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Dr. Shawn G. Morton (Field Director)

Shawn - 2010 - TCU s.08Shawn is currently a Lecturer at Northern Arizona University.  He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary (2015), where he is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor, and is a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. His research interests focus on the roles of architecture/built space, ritual, and religion in the constitution of group identity at both the local and polity levels (particularly in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean), and approaches many of these topics from the context of cave use. In addition to being Field Director of SCRAP, Shawn is currently co-Director of the Central Belize Archaeological Survey (CBAS), Belize.


Mr. H. Chiac (Foreman) – bio to come

Mr. Dave Blaine (Field Supervisor) – bio to come

Dr. Kathryn Reese-Taylor (Field Supervisor) – bio to come

Ms. Megan Williams (Field Supervisor) – bio to com

Local field assistantsbios to come

Studentsbios to come



  • Dave Blaine, Creating Context Inc. (GIS and social media consultant/collaborator)
  • Dr. Tristan Carter, McMaster University (obsidian analysis & EDXRF consultant/collaborator)
  • Colin Elliot, Athabasca University (visualization technology consultant/collaborator)
  • Dr. Linda Howie, HD Analytical Solutions/Western University (petrography consultant/collaborator)
  • Jill Jordan (Ph.D. Candidate), University of New Mexico (ceramic analysis consultant/collaborator)
  • Dr. Kelly Monteleone, Mount Royal University & University of Calgary (GIS consultant/collaborator)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Paris, University of Calgary (lithic analysis, pXRF consultant/collaborator)
  • Dr. Joanna Potter, HD Analytical Solutions (geology consultant/collaborator)
  • Lorraine Stratkotter, University of Calgary (AU Virtual Archaeology Lab assistant)
  • Dr. Tawny Tibbits, University of Iowa (ground stone analysis & pXRF consultant/collaborator)




We took a break to catch up, regroup, and refocus our investigations.


Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (Athabasca University); Dr. Shawn Morton (University of Calgary); I. Cal, H. Chiac, J. Chiac, S. Chiac, Virginia Chiac (Independence Junior College), G. Choc, Teaghan Koster (Lakehead University), Cristina Oliveira (University of Florida), J. Paquiul, Kelsey Pennanen (Lakehead University), Z. Tush, Megan Williams (Athabasca University)


Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (Athabasca University); Dr. Shawn Morton (University of Calgary); I. Cal; J. Cal; G. Choc; Lisa Green (Galen University); Jesucita Guerra (University of Belize); Brittany Johnson (University of Calgary); J. Paquiul; Tawny Tibbits (University of Iowa)


Dr. Sonja Schwake (Franklin & Marshall); Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (McMaster University); G. Choc;  J. Paul (McMaster University); S. Moodie (Trent University); J. Paquiul; L. Salam